New resources, including the PBC toolkit and implementation examples can be found at the new primary care contracting site http://www.primarycarecontracting.nhs.uk/99.php (11May 2005)
| Practice Based Commissioning
Further Technical Guidance has now been published. This should be read in conjunction with the earlier guidance.
DH Technical Guidance on Practice Based Commissioning (Feb 2005)
Final Guidance (15 December 2004)
Final guidance on Practice Based Commissioning, allowing GP practices to directly commission care and services for patients, was published by the Department of Health in December 2005.
DH Final Guidance on Practice Based Commissioning
Darlington added to East Devon and Bradford Case Studies
BMA Guidance to Local Medical Committees
Practice-led Commissioning Presentation by John Hutton, Minister of State for Health at HSJ Commissioning conference, 7th December 2004
NHS Confederation: Practice Based Commissioning Comments on the Guidance
The Health Foundation: A review of the effectiveness of primary care-led commissioning and its place in the NHS (Summary and Full Report)
Kings Fund: Practice-led Commissioning: Harnessing the power of the primary care frontline
Clinicians, services and commissioning in chronic disease management in the NHS. Report of a joint working party of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the NHS Alliance 2004.
NAPC: Practice Based Commissioning Guidelines. NAPC "also offers a helpline support to practices on issues such as practice level commissioning (020 7636 8626)"
NHS Alliance (members only) Practice Led Commissioning - A no-nonsense guide for PCTs and GP practice commissioners
Exeter workshop 22nd September 2004.
First National Conference on Referral Management and Choice, 13 May 2004
NatPaCT Practice Based Commissioning - Early Adopters Workshop 10th March 2005 Sharing successes and difficulties, and feeding back to policy
Practice-Based Commissioning - The East Devon Experience 25th January 2005, The Lord Haldon Hotel, Dunchideock, Nr. Exeter. Learning workshop on the East Devon Practice-Based Budgets scheme. £80 per delegate.
Implementing Practice-led Commissioning: A Practical Guide 2nd February 2005, Hilton Metropole, NEC, Birmingham. Featuring 6 practical workshops and technical guidance from the Department of Health. Health Care Conferences event - email@example.com
A series of five regional events is being planned to look at practice led commissioning and long term conditions - dates and venues yet to be announced.